[Coco] Why DECB is important to OS-9 folk.

Robert Gault robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Mon Sep 5 02:51:50 EDT 2005

You probably are right about the ratio of Disk Basic vs OS-9 users in 
general. Hard to tell if the remaining active users are distributed that 
way because the number is very small compared to that before Tandy 
dropped the Coco.

Based on what I've seen of messages the last few years, there is very 
little interest in any kind of programming vs hardware tinkering. The 
main interest of the remaining programmers seems to be either writing 
emulators or in projects such as NitrOS-9. This is not what I'd consider 
writing programs for the Coco.

The amount of e-mail that proudly shows off a new program in Disk Basic 
, OS-9, or machine language or asks for help creating a routine in any 
Coco language is almost non-existent.

There does not seem to be much point in worrying about how to run Disk 
Basic programs under OS-9 or attempts to make OS-9 work like Disk Basic 
until there is proof that anyone actually is writing programs of any kind.

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